CONGRESSWOMAN YVETTE CLARKE ENDORSES MAYA WILEY FOR MAYOR

Clarke: “Maya Wiley is the change maker this moment calls for; reimagining New York City requires experienced leadership.”

NEW YORK – New York City Mayoral Candidate Maya Wiley’s momentum continues to build as Congresswoman Yvette Clarke announced her endorsement at an event in Flatbush today. Congresswoman Clarke has been delivering for Brooklynites in Washington since 2007. She co-chairs the Congressional Caribbean Caucus, is a Senior Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Committee on Homeland Security, and recently co-lead legislation to provide relief to nearly 1.9 million Dreamers. Prior to being elected to Congress, Clarke served on New York’s City Council.

“Maya Wiley is the change maker this moment calls for; reimagining New York City requires experienced leadership,” said Congresswoman Yvette Clarke. “Maya has innovative plans to create more than 100,000 new jobs, support care workers, save small businesses and build a better New York City for everyone. She will bring competence and compassion to City Hall and has the experience to bring people together to facilitate substantive change. It’s time for a Black woman to be Mayor, and I am proud to support Maya.”

“I am honored to have the endorsement of my Congresswoman, Yvette Clarke,” said Maya Wiley. “Congresswoman Clarke has been a strong leader for central Brooklyn for more than a decade and embodies the ‘unbought and unbossed’ spirit of her predecessor and my shero, Shirley Chisholm. I look forward to partnering with her to bring equitable COVID recovery to New York City by creating well-paying jobs, building more affordable housing, and putting the public back in public safety so that all New Yorkers can live with dignity.”

Maya has been endorsed by 1199SEIU, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, State Senator Michael Gianaris, Former Assembly Member and current DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake, Assembly Member Deborah Glick, Assembly Member Khaleel Anderson, Assembly Member Latoya Joyner, Council Members Helen Rosenthal and Steve Levin, and former City Council Member Jimmy Vacca. She has also received the endorsement of New York Progressive Action Network (NYPAN) and Democracy For America.

Since entering the race, Wiley has introduced several innovative policy proposals, including her New Deal New York, a piece of her economic vision that will create 100,000 jobs; a plan to save small business; a Universal Community Care plan to provide $5,000 grants for the 100,000 most in-need New York City; her Community First Climate Plan; a proposal to combat gun violence; and a plan to fight evictions.